Science & Technology
Tola Onanuga / August 23, 2019
From facial recognition to virtual assistants, our ability to remain truly private is steadily narrowing. But that doesn't mean we're powerless
Penny Andrews / August 20, 2019
For most, donating to a crowdfunder is a way to back a beloved artist, or help a friend with extortionate medical bills. But what happens when things go wrong?
Jason Murugesu / August 20, 2019
Research funding cuts, new reporting regulations and differences in each police force's approach are all worrying experts—and raising doubts about the future of justice in Britain
As facial recognition is rolled out across our cities, we can no longer ignore the racial bias embedded in such technology
Theoretical physicists who devised a theory for which there is no evidence have received a $3m award. Why am I not surprised?
Bill McGuire / August 6, 2019
In 2067, when my son is my age, will he look back at this month as the start of serious action to tackle global heating—or as just another signpost on the road to hothouse hell?
With 2019 set to be a scorcher maybe this will be the year when the dangerous 35°C "wet heat" threshold is finally achieved
The app, which seeks to educate users who are abusive on social media, is just one initiative being developed by the nonprofit Feminist Internet collective
History’s most successful peace project faces a critical moment in time. But putting sustainability and the environment at the heart of the EU won't only be good for future generations—it will...
Even if a technological fix did prove possible is it something we should really think about doing? We've messed with the climate since the industrial revolution and look where it's got us
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